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Old 05-09-04, 08:35 PM
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A poprad

Here is my girlfriends Poprad. I've talked a lot about it in this forum so I thought I would share a pic. Besides no one has said much about cross lately so I thought I would lite up the little lightbulb for you She has it set up for the road now.
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Nice Bike! : ) How's she like it? Any initial reactions?

I just got one yesterday!!!

I'm 5'9" around 155 lbs, I got a 52cm and it fits great.. Rides nice, its fast on the street, controllable in the slow stuff even with one hand. Brakes and shifting are nice so far. Biggest thing I notice is that the aluminum fork flexes like crazy. Under heavy braking there is quite a shuddering feeling as the fork oscillates. I know that alum has a definite life span as it flexes and work hardens/fatigues, hopefully this wont be a problem in the future.
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Brakes squeal alot (maybe this will end as the pads/rims adjust to eachother?)
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Wish I had a triple. .

Great bike out of the box so far, Ill keep you all posted as I rack up the miles!!!

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Nice looking bike - I love the updated graphics.

Do the newer ones come with an aluminum fork? That's news. Why would they change from steel?

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Revtor,
Yes she is liking it. She had it set up with a triple for touring purposes with the intent of single ring in the front for cross racing next season. It's a very versatile bike. And yes the breaks do squeek. Mabey they need to 'break' in?

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yea I just read in the manual that it is AL fork and was kind of surprised. I guess it is a weight savings issue. It looks pretty strong though. I don't think flex will be to much of an issue with her at her weight and all
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Brakes are squeeking because it's new - both the pads and the wheels. Once the pads have a chance to lay down some rubber, they should quiet down.

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